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Honor Mission
Daniel Patrick Stewart, Veteran
USN, USNR – Vietnam
Catawissa, Missouri – 02-15-21

ABOUT THE MISSION:

It is a most distinct honor and privilege for the Patriot Guard Riders to stand a flag line of honor and respect for United States Navy Veteran Daniel Patrick Stewart, 74, and escort him to Resurrection Cemetery where he will receive full military honors. RD3 Stewart proudly served his country from June 1964 to September 1967, serving two tours aboard the USS Hornet (CVS 12), before transferring to the United States Naval Reserve. His awards include the National Defense Service, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. Hero Stewart, a grateful nation thanks you and is indebted to you for your honorable service. Your sacrifices have granted us the freedoms we continue to enjoy to this very day. Thank you and Godspeed.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 02-15-21
Staging Time: 09:30 AM

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St. James Catholic Church
1107 Summit Dr.
Catawissa, Missouri 63015

Ride Captain:

Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski
314-956-6899
jimkl2112@gmail.com
Flags/Mission Support: Mike “Moose” Hanewinkel

Special Instructions:

9:30 AM – Flag line welcoming family an friends
10:00 AM – Funeral Mass
11:00 AM – Honor Escort to Resurrection Cemetery (34 miles)
11:45 AM – Committal Service and Military Honors.
Current forecast for Monday has a high near 10 with snow likely.
Cages always welcome and recommended during inclement weather.
Check your email the morning of the mission for any status changes.
We will practice social distancing. If you are not feeling well on the day of the mission, please stay home and pay your distant respects.
Please bring a face mask. Please remember to hydrate.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Jim Kleszczewski
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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February 15
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12 Comments

  1. Nancy and I send our sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one, and an American Hero. We are grateful for United States Navy and Naval Reserve veteran Stewart’s military service to our country, and the courage to stand in harm’s way to protect and preserve our freedom and liberties. He shall not be forgotten!
    “My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”
    John 14:2-4

    John Weber
    Ride Captain
    Patriot Guard Riders
    St. Louis, MO

  2. I pray for comfort and spiritual healing for the family of a true American Hero. I am thankful for his service to our country and his sacrifices to preserve our freedoms which will never be forgotten.

    “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
    Revelation 21:4

    Ricky Moceri
    State Chaplain
    Patriot Guard Riders
    Missouri

  3. I pray God will comfort , strengthen and Bless you all as you go through this time of deep grief .
    I am thankful for Mr. Stewart’s service and sacrifice for our country in the US Navy and during the Vietnam War . He is ” Fallen Never Forgotten “. May he Rest In Peace .
    Bobby
    USAF 67 – 71
    In Memory :
    Bill Breuer USAF Vietnam Era
    Ron Breuer US Army Vietnam

  4. Please accept my condolences on your loss.

    We stand with feet planted firmly on rich soil knowing what freedom is. Because of our veterans, I am free to honor God and country without persecution. Where there is injustice, I am free to fight. Where there is silence, I am free to speak. Where there is hate, I am free to love.

    Your love one’s watch is over, may they rest peacefully in the arms of God.

    Bruce Berg, ISC, USN (Ret)

  5. My condolences for the loss of your loved one. Be Proud of your loved one for their service and sacrifices they made to preserve our Country’s Freedom. Stand down and rest in eternal peace, your mission is complete. We now stand for you as you once served for us.
    Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply, Speak Kindly, Leave the Rest to God.

    Bob ”Grampy” Griffith
    USASA M.P. Cpl. 59-62
    Retired Lt. LEO. 62-92
    Ride Captain Patriot Guard
    Montgomery City, Mo.
    Riding In Memory of My Wife Judy Griffith
    Patriot Guard Rider 1/05/2009 5/20/2019
    Riding in Honor of my Son:
    Mark D. Griffith U.S. Navy Veteran
    Riding in Memory of my Uncles:
    Mural Griffith U.S. Navy WW ll
    Orville Griffith U.S. Army WW ll
    Sterling Griffith U,S, Army WW ll
    Riding in Memory of My PGR Brothers:
    SFC. Mark Schroeder USA Ride Captain
    Rodney ”El Rod” Hale USMC PGR Brother
    Ron ”I-Candy” Peterson USMC Ride Captain

  6. Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there.
    I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there,,I did not die

  7. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Navy – US Naval Reserve, Vietnam Veteran, RD3 Daniel Patrick Stewart. We thank you for your service to a grateful nation, may your family find peace in knowing you served proudly and comfort in the months to come. May you rest in peace for your mission is now complete. I salute you.
    http://www.beforeyougo.us

    Robert “Bob” White
    USA (Ret) 1SG
    Vietnam Era
    Jul 72 – Aug 94
    Ofallon, MO

    Riding in Memory of:
    F.C. White, Sr, Tec 5 USA, WWII (Father)
    G.A. Thompson, Pvt, USA, WWI (Grandpa)
    D.A. Thompson, MCPO, USN (Ret), Korea (Uncle)
    G.A. Thompson, Sgt, USMC, Korea (Uncle)
    L. Norris, Msgt, USAF (Ret), Vietnam (Uncle)

    Riding in Honor of:
    F.C. White, Jr, Ssgt USAF, Vietnam (Brother)
    F.C. White, III, Pfc, ARNG (Nephew)
    D.B. White, PO2, USN, Vietnam Era (Twin)

  8. My wife and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of an American Hero. His service and sacrifice to our country to preserve our freedom is not and will not be forgotten. I wish him Fair Winds and Following Seas. Your mission here is completed. Rest in peace, we have the watch!

    Joseph “Mustang” Bilodeau
    LCDR USN (Ret)

    Sailors pray,
    for fair winds and a following sea
    The smell of salt in the air,
    the feel of their skin as it’s touched by the spray
    An albatross soaring above,
    dolphins in the ship’s wake at play
    To witness a work of art that only God can create,
    the sunset at the end of day
    At night a million stars in the sky,
    safe anchorage in an islands lee
    When the time comes to die as for all it must,
    to awake in Sailors Heaven where nothing ever rusts
    And always there would be,
    fair winds and a following sea
    By Charles D. Williams

  9. My wife and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of a true American Hero. Veteran Stewart’s service and sacrifice to our country to preserve our freedom is not and will not be forgotten. Your mission here is completed. Rest in peace, we have the watch.

    Tim “Twidget” Grantz, USN, YN2
    Missouri State Ride Captain
    USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) 1972 – 1975 Vietnam Veteran
    Riding in Honor of My Father:
    USAF SSGT Francis W. Grantz, WWII POW – Rest in Peace

  10. It has been said “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, veterans don’t have that problem.” Slow hand salute to Daniel for his service to our great country. May you be proud, and take comfort, knowing that he really did make a difference.
    Al Colvin
    Old Army Viet Vet

  11. My deepest Condolences for your loss. I pray for the family wishing you strength for today and spiritual guidance for tomorrow.
    Thank You Veteran Daniel Patrick Stewart for your service to protect this country, and for my Freedoms. You will not be forgotten.
    Rich “Poor Man” Harden
    Patriot Guard Riders

  12. My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences for the loss of Hero Stewart. Thank you for your service to your country Sir. Rest in Peace. You will not be forgotten.

    Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski

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